Parenting QA: How To Get Baby To Try New Foods?

Tue, Oct 21st 2014

Written By Nancy Masotto

Q: How do I encourage my baby to try new foods? A: Babies are so unique – some readily dive into new flavors and textures, others balk at the smallest changes.  First, be patient and persistent.  Babies need variety in their diets just like adults.  The first time you...
Parenting QA: Foods To Avoid While Breastfeeding?

Parenting QA: Foods To Avoid While Breastfeeding?

Tue, Oct 21st 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Q: Are there any foods I should avoid while breastfeeding? A: First and foremost, if you are breastfeeding it’s important to eat a healthy, whole foods diet with plenty of protein, calories, and lots of water.  Beyond that, there are a few foods that could cause upset...
Turmeric: A Very Healthy Spice

Turmeric: A Very Healthy Spice

Tue, Oct 21st 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Turmeric closely resembles it’s relative, ginger. It is probably best known as an ingredient in curries and mustard, and it gives both their yellow color. Turmeric has a warm, peppery, bitter flavor. The Chinese and Indians use turmeric as a spice and as an...
Discover Persimmon, a Light and Healthy Fruit

Discover Persimmon, a Light and Healthy Fruit

Tue, Oct 21st 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Most commonly grown in Japan, Persimmon is considered that country’s national fruit. Its name is derived from the Algonquin language Pasiminan, Putchamin, and Pessamin which literally means dry fruit. Persimmon can be eaten raw, fresh, cooked, or dried. Ripe persimmon...
Low Carb Snacks: Energy Food to Keep Weight Away

Low Carb Snacks: Energy Food to Keep Weight Away

Tue, Oct 21st 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Feeling those between meal hunger pangs? Snacking provides a mid-day break and helps to keep our energy levels up throughout the day. Unfortunately, most snack foods can be salty, sugary, fatty or high in carbohydrates. This is where low carbohydrate snacks come in....
Prasouda Diet: The Mediterranean Way of Eating

Prasouda Diet: The Mediterranean Way of Eating

Tue, Oct 21st 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

The Prasouda Diet, also known as the Mediterranean diet is the only diet recommended by the Mayo Clinic. There are no special diet pills, supplements, or ready-made foods. The Prasouda approach is as much a lifestyle as a diet, emphasizing moderate portions, exercise...

The Best Breast Feeding Diet

Mon, Oct 20th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Balanced nutrition for mom and baby If you are a nursing mother, your diet affects your own health as well as that of your baby. You eat to provide nutrition for yourself and your child. If you don’t fulfill your dietary needs, you may still have a healthy baby, but...
Protein Diet: Lose Weight and Build Muscle

Protein Diet: Lose Weight and Build Muscle

Mon, Oct 20th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

How does it Work? Muscle Building: Protein plays a crucial role in the growth and repair of much of the body, including skin, hair, nails and muscles. According to the Institute of Health’s Dietary Reference Intake (DRI), up to 35 percent of your daily intake of...

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